Who we are


Established in January 2006, the Hammer City Roller Girls is the first all-female, not-for-profit, skater operated, flat track roller derby league in Canada.

On July 22, 2006, in Burlington’s Central Arena, history was made as founder Lasha “Whiplasha” Laskowsky and a group of ambitious skaters held the first modern public roller derby bout in Canada. Over the subsequent years, the Hammer City Roller Girls established themselves as a competitive, hard-hitting league.

Based in Hamilton, Ontario, we are comprised of the all-star WFTDA charter Hammer City Eh! Team and the Hammer City Harlots B team, both of whom compete against other leagues in Canada and internationally.

Hammer City is proud to be the second international member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body of the sport with over 360 member leagues around the world. As a WFTDA league, Hammer City helps shape the continued growth and development of roller derby.